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Silver Prices Today End Up, but Down for Second Straight Week

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Silver prices today are up, but this is the second straight week of declines.

In the last two weeks, silver and gold have both begun to slide.

This slump is easily explained though, and here's how...

YHOO, JPM, and GS Earnings Top Today's Wall Street News

Wall Street News

Wall Street news today, July 15, 2014: U.S. markets rallied on Monday as concerns over European debt subsided and investors took a more optimistic stance on second-quarter profit season. The financial sector led the charge ahead of their earnings this week. Today's futures were mixed as the markets prepare for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's semiannual testimony before Congress.

Investors will also keep a close eye today on earnings reports from Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), among others.

Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:

Earnings Calendar for Q2 2014: Five Key Players to Watch

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2014 Q2 Earnings Calendar: The unofficial start to earnings season launches today (Tuesday) with Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) reporting second quarter numbers after the close.

Just four companies in the S&P 500 post earnings this week. The bulk of reports flood in during the weeks of July 21 and July 28, with big retailers reporting in August. Following are a few key earnings reports to watch.

Argentina Stock Market Crash Reverses After Today's Deal – for Now

Monday, a stock market crash to the tune of a 12.22% drop hit the Merval Argentina (BCBA: IAR), the most important index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange. The index fell to 5,847.78 by market close on Monday – 15% from its all-time high hit just six days prior.

But today, Argentina’s stock market got relief. Stocks are up 1.14% after the country’s lawyer said it will negotiate with a group of hedge funds that are suing over $1.33 billion in bonds.

The move is historic since Argentina had said it would never negotiate with the group – but, after what happened this week, they had little choice...

GoPro IPO Price Could Be a Steal for Investors

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Action-camera company GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) released more information about its upcoming IPO on Wednesday, stating the company plans to raise up to $427.2 million in the deal. That would give GoPro a valuation of approximately $3 billion.

In today's regulatory filing, the company said that an IPO price range of $21 to $24 per share has been set.

But given some of the figures backing the GoPro IPO, that price might be a steal...

The GoDaddy IPO Comes with Some Troubling Numbers

The clock is officially ticking on the GoDaddy IPO after the Internet company filed the prospectus for an initial public offering yesterday (Monday).

While the company did not provide any specifics of the IPO date or IPO price, the filing did say that GoDaddy plans to raise up to $100 million in the IPO.

But what investors really need to be watching are these troubling numbers...

May Jobs Report Leads the Dow Jones Today

Dow Jones Today

Stock market news today, June 6, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high again on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced plans to cut interest rates and possibly consider stimulus efforts. The ECB slashed its main refinancing rate to a historic low from 0.25% to 0.15%. It also cut its deposit rate to -0.1%.

Here are the top stories to watch to make your Friday profitable:

Add More Dividend Yield to Your Portfolio with These 30 Stocks

Add More Dividend Yield to Your Portfolio with These 30 Stocks

Investors are crowding into top dividend stocks not simply for their dividend yield, but also because they drive long-term performance in the stock market.

According to a recent study, $100 invested in the S&P 500 in late 1940 would have amounted to $17,460 by the end of 2013 if dividends weren't reinvested, but $265,851 with dividend yields reinvested.

With 45 dividend-paying stocks raising payouts during the week ending May 23, 2014, here are 30 notable increases…

Top Financial News: FOMC Minutes Today, Detroit's JP Morgan Bailout, and More

Top financial news

Top financial news today, May 21, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 100 points on Tuesday after a sharp selloff in retail stocks rattled the markets.

Here are the top financial news stories you should know to make your Wednesday profitable…

Wall Street News: HD, TWTR, and LOCK Are Moving Markets Today

Wall Street News

Wall Street news today, May 20, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up on Monday despite the fact that a megadeal between the world's leading drug companies fell through. Tech and small-cap stocks saw the strongest performances on the day.

Here are the 10 things moving markets in the stock market today:

JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) Stock Slumps After Rare Earnings Miss

For the first time in over two years, and only the fifth time in a decade, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) missed earnings forecasts when it posted first-quarter 2014 results Friday.


Investors were prepared for a slip in earnings compared with Q1 of 2013. In February, JPM cautioned trading revenue was weak. The warning was especially troubling because the first quarter is traditionally a strong one.

JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) Stock Price Up Today After Earnings

It hasn't been an easy year for JPMorgan: There was the London Whale scandal, which cost the Big Bank more than $6.2 billion. Fallout from the mortgage crisis brought a $13 billion fine. And just recently JPM had to shell out another $2 billion in fines for its role in the Bernie Madoff scheme. So earnings had to be awful, right? Not exactly.

Somehow, CEO Jamie Dimon pulled another rabbit out of his hat...

How I Know JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) Was Complicit in the Biggest Ponzi Scheme Ever

Yesterday JPMorgan was ordered to pay yet another fine to atone for its bad behavior, this time for its role as an enabler of Ponzi scheme master Bernie Madoff. Since 2009, JPMorgan has paid more than $30 billion in fines for various misdeeds. That kind of consistent misbehavior is no accident.

Some might even call it criminal...

What the JPM Settlement Means for Wall Street

When you see a Wall Street rogue like JPMorgan get slapped with a $13 billion fine -- the largest ever for a Wall Street Bank -- it sure seems like justice has been done. But it's awfully hard to hurt a Too Big to Fail Bank with fines, no matter how enormous.

Here's something that would really get their attention...

JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) Talks $11 Billion Settlement; Q3 Earnings at Risk

JP MorganChase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) finds itself in front of regulators yet again for misdeeds.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) James Dimon was in Washington yesterday (Thursday) attempting to broker a settlement over the bank's sale of substandard mortgages.

Dimon met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about a possible $11 billion settlement in attempts to end criminal and civil charges over JPM's questionable mortgage practices. The U.S. Justice Department said earlier in the week it could file a lawsuit over one of the bank's pending mortgage cases.

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